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(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Census of, in Lower Canada, in 17...
Power Michael 1804-1848 Born In Waterford Ireland Emigrated To
Canada. Ordained a priest, and became cure of La Prairie, which...
St Lawrence River
Rises at the source of the St. Louis River, west
end of Lake S...
La Loutre Louis Joseph De
Sent to Canada by the Society of Foreign
Missions at Paris, 17...
St Joseph De Levis
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Skirmish at, 102, 103.
(Samuel de Champlain era) Famous French seaman, joins Champlain...
See Ticonderoga. =Index=: (Lord Dorchester era) Fort seized by
The county seat of Schenectady County, New York. Settled
Vergennes Charles Gravier Count De 1717-1787 Born In Dijon
Educated there at the Jesuit College. In 1740 entered the diplo...
Strong Sir Samuel Henry 1825-1909 Born In Dorsetshire England
Came to Canada studied law, and called to the bar of Upper Cana...
Founded at Montreal, 1784, in opposition to the
North West Com...
Queen Charlotte Islands
A group in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast
of British Columbi...
(Samuel de Champlain era) French vessel seized by the English, ...
Bib : Bryce Manitoba And Hudson's Bay Company Ross Red River
Settlement; Begg, History of the North-West. See also Red River...
St Ignace Mother
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Describes scene at General Hospital, 223...
(General Brock era) American fort opposite Queenston, 300, 305....
(Samuel de Champlain era) A settler from La Ferte Vidame, in Th...
Davies Sir Louis Henry 1845- Born In Prince Edward Island
Educated at Prince of Wales College; studied law and called to ...
A town in Saguenay County, Quebec, situated at the
A town in Ontario founded by the Canada Company, about 1827.
The first permanent settlers were those who came with De
Razilly in 1632, and from these the Acadians of to-day are descended.
Other French immigrants were brought by d'Aulnay de Charnisay from 1639
to 1649, and by La Tour and Le Borgne in 1651 and 1658 respectively.
There were also small immigrations at divers later dates. The first
general nominal census was taken in 1671, and gave a population of 392
souls. In 1686 there were 885 persons in Acadia. Seven years later the
inhabitants numbered 1018. When Acadia was ceded to Britain in 1713, the
Acadian population was 2500. Although from 1713 to 1745 a number of
families had escaped to the new French colonies of Isle Royale and Isle
St. Jean (now Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island), still in 1749, when
the British settled Halifax, there were about 12,500 Acadians in the
province. Another large influx of population to the same colonies, and
to the St. John River, took place between 1749 and 1755, yet there
remained in the latter year in the peninsula and in the Isthmus of
Chignecto some 10,000 inhabitants, of whom nearly 7000 were deported in
1755. The rest escaped to the woods; some went to Miramichi, and later
to Baie des Chaleurs; others crossed over to the Isles Royale and St.
Jean, and quite a number found their way to St. John River, and from
thence to the province of Quebec. The whole population of Acadians in
the peninsula, the Isthmus of Chignecto, the St. John River, Isle
Royale, and Isle St. Jean, at the time of the expulsion, is computed at
16,000. =Bib.=: Murdoch, History of Nova Scotia; Campbell, History of
Nova Scotia; Haliburton, Historical and Statistical Account of Nova
Scotia; Hannay, History of Acadia; Raymond, St. John River; Gaudet,
Acadian Genealogy (Report on Dominion Archives, 1905, vol. 2).
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